9780415686754

Singapore, the Energy Economy: From The First Refinery To The End Of Cheap Oil, 1960-2010

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415686754

  • ISBN10:

    041568675X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-11-28
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

Singapore might not have emerged intact through the 1960s and prospered thereafter had it not built its economy on the foundations of oil refining, trading and support for oil and gas exploration and production. Cheap oil, sound policies and strong government combined to produce the Singapore economic miracle in its first 50 years of self-rule/independence. With the end of cheap oil, how will Singapore fare and what is the relevance of its model of development for other countries? Singapore'"s successful launch coincided with a golden period of cheap energy, and a pro-globalisation and free trade environment. These three elements are now under threat from rising energy prices and the global financial crisis starting 2007 that will leave a lasting impact on the world political and economic landscape. If the Singapore model is reaching or has reached its peak, what could take its place? This book poses questions for not just for Singapore planners, but also for anyone interested in modern economics and trade beyond the current era. The book also looks into the numerous sub-sectors within Singapore'"s broad energy sector as well as examines the energy sector'"s links with the other pillars of its economy: trade, financial, offshore/marine, manufacturing and transportation. It considers possible threats and challenges: Singapore'"s rising energy intensity, its vulnerability to energy supply cut-offs, the likely impact of peak oil, terrorism and environmental / climate issues. It also looks at China'"s growing investment and role in Singapore'"s oil and gas industry. The book is a must-read for an excellent insight into Singapore'"s energy economy, filled with information, interviews and analysis previously not available to the public.

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